The Mariners and Robinson Cano agree on a deal for $240 million/10 years. The physical is next Monday in Seattle.
6 Dec, 10:56 AM
Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but getting Cano a big contract is no longer one of them. There is no need to argue the merits of such a long-term contract as we care more about the Fantasy implications of this deal. Cano actually hit 16 of his 27 home runs on the road last season and Safeco Field went from the 29th fewest home runs allowed on average (2nd fewest) in 2012 to the 21 fewest in 2013. That said, the real drop off in possible power production from Cano will come in the fact the he will now play in a division that has fewer favorable hitter's parks as a whole, than the AL East. Whatever the decline in stats that is predicted for Cano in 2014, now that he is with the Mariners, it is unlikely that he will lose his spot as the top ranked Fantasy second baseman going into next season, but that does not mean you should be the one to draft him.
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